South Dakota Sports Betting

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Sports betting is legal in South Dakota but there are important limitations you should be aware of. South Dakota hasn’t made sports betting available yet but they’re targeting a September 2021 launch date.

South Dakota Sports Betting Background

In August 2021, the South Dakota legislature unanimously approved a set of sports betting regulations at a hearing in Pierre. Last fall, South Dakota voters approved a measure that will allow sports betting on a retail-only basis at casinos in Deadwood.

South Dakota lawmakers intend on making minor changes to the rules at a hearing on Sept. 8. The South Dakota Commission on Gaming also intends to approve a set of sportsbook operator licenses on the same day, with the objective of launching sports betting in Deadwood when the Tampa Bay Buccaneers open the season against the Dallas Cowboys on Sept. 9.

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South Dakota Highlights

BetMGM Partners with Liv Hospitality to Bring Sports Betting to South Dakota

BetMGM secured sports betting market access in South Dakota, partnering with Liv Hospitality to deliver retail betting locations at the Tin Lizzie Gaming Resort and Cadillac Jack’s Gaming Resort. These locations are expected to be ready for the coming NFL season.

South Dakota Sports Betting Approved by Voters

South Dakota voters approved sports betting in 2020, allowing legal sportsbooks in Deadwood as early as 2021. The voter-ratified constitutional amendment will also pave the way for the state’s federally recognized Native American tribes to open sportsbooks at their gaming properties and possibly online.

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How South Dakota Sports Betting Compares

We graded South Dakota on its sports betting bill and experience relative to other states.

South Dakota Sports Legislation TBD


South Dakota Sports Betting Grading Card:

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We'll evaluate South Dakota's sports betting bill as it becomes available.

Mobile Betting Options: TBD

We'll evaluate mobile options when we know more.

Deposit: TBD

We'll have to see how deposits are set as the sports betting market takes shape.

Fair Pricing: TBD

Fair pricing evaluation is still pending in MI, but at least there will be competition across sportsbook.

Sport Offerings: TBD

We don’t know exactly what sports will be offered as betting options in Michigan yet, so we're waiting to grade.

South Dakota Sports Betting Tips

Sports Betting for South Dakota Beginners

 New to sports betting? Check out our betting education hub so you can get started placing bets.

Sports Betting Glossary

The sports betting lexicon is vast and sometimes confusing, especially to new bettors. Check out our sports betting glossary to get up to speed with every term you might need to know.

Sports Betting Mistakes to Avoid 

Betting on your favorite teams might seem like a no-brainer, but you need to be responsible if you're going to sustain in the sports betting world.

Here are mistakes to avoid. 

South Dakota Teams to Bet on

There are plenty of South Dakota teams to bet on:

Betting on Hockey in South Dakota

Rapid City Rush

Official Rapid City Rush Website | Schedule | Roster 

The Rapid City Rush is a pro ice hockey team in the ECHL based in Rapid City, SD. Home games are played at the Rushmore Plaza Civic Center. The current plan is for the 20-21 season to kick off in December.

IFL Betting in South Dakota

Sioux Falls Storm

Official Sioux Falls Storm Website | Schedule | Roster 

The Sioux Falls Storm is a pro indoor football team based in Sioux Falls. Home games are played at Denny Sanford PREMIER Center. 

NCAA Division I Football & Basketball

South Dakota Coyotes
South Dakota State Jackrabbits

Other Events

South Dakota Locations

Gold Dust Casino & Hotel

Gold Dust Casino & Hotel is the largest gaming complex in Deadwood with 11 casinos.

Dakota Sioux Casino & Hotel

Dakota Sioux Casino & Hotel lively hotel with a casino is only 10 miles from the popular Cattail Crossing Golf Course.

Mustang Sally's

Mustang Sally's has slot machines, h slot machines, billiards and outdoor seating.

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Steve Petrella is a senior editor for The Action Network covering college football, among other things. He’s a Penn State grad now based in Atlanta who enjoys great punting, clock-killing drives and turnovers in the red zone.
South Dakota Sports Betting FAQs
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